The other morning I went for a walk out Eastern Point. I had my awesome new/used camera that Paul Frontiero gave me and decided to walk around Niles Pond and see if the turtles were basking on the rocks. As I rounded the corner on Niles Pond Road, there in the middle of the road stood a coywolf. We stared at each other for a few seconds and I slowly started to raise my camera, at which point he bolted into the woods. I started to follow but then thought better of it and headed back to Eastern Point Road, looking over my shoulder every now and then to make sure he wasn’t following me. I walked a little further up Eastern Point and decided to go up Fort Hill Road, which I’d never walked before. As I started up, there again was the coywolf staring at me. This time he was further away so I raised my camera, zoomed in on him and quickly grabbed a shot before he disappeared again. Zoomed too much and too fast, so a little blurry.
I think he probably thought I was stalking him as much as I thought he was stalking me. First I’ve seen one, so it was exciting, but a little unnerving.